David LaRocca has studied philosophy, film, rhetoric, and religion. He’s worked with a number of institutions where he has studied and taught these subjects. We talk about his editing work on a recent book on war films.
0:42 – David talks about how he got into studying war films. He was first interested in war photography.
4:33 – David talks about the focus of the book and begins talking about Werner Herzog.
8:46 – David talks about the philosophy of war and war films.
17:27 – David talks about who and what war movies are for. Are they for veterans or for non-military audiences?
22:08 – David talks about how realistic war movies can be.
26:44 – David talks about how movies have a way of telling stories that may conflict with actual events.
37:06 – David talks about who makes war movies versus who undergoes the experience.
43:53 – David talks about serializing war stories.
45:19 – David talks about video games and war stories.
49:12 – David talks about the various disciplines applied in this book.
59:24 – David’s work can be found at DavidLaRocca.org.
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Guests: David LaRocca
Host: Cris Alvarez
Tags: military, history, military history, conflict, war, interview, non-fiction book, Werner Herzog, Jeff Wall, Christian Bale, Saving Private Ryan, veterans, Normandy, Spielberg, Restrepo, Chris Kyle, American Sniper, video games